About Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority

The Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Staunton, Virginia.

Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Staunton Redevelopment and Housing Authority is currently accepting public housing waiting list applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

This housing authority has two family communities, and 50 units set aside for elderly/disabled individuals.

To apply for public housing, you can stop by their office to pick up an application during normal office hours, located at: 900 Elizabeth Miller Gardens, Staunton, VA 24401.

Once the application has been completed, it can be hand delivered or mail to the above address.

This housing authority does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list as: disabled, or employed.

More information can be found by visiting their website at www.stauntonrha.org, or by calling the housing authority during normal office hours at 540-886-3413.

Last Updated on 05/22/2015.


About the Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority manages 173 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 164 6 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $432 $352 $892
Monthly Cost $70,888 $2,110 $2,675

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 6% having issued approximately 28 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $12,015 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

-1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 48% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

33% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 31% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 60% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 37% with 2 bedrooms and 43% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Staunton Redevelopment & Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $301 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $516. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $82.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.